Now, before you decided to comment on Ken's i7-8086K article, consider he is not the only one who has encountered issues with Intel's Anniversary silicon. The Tech Report offers succinct advice in their review as well "the i7-8086K isn't worth the $75 upcharge over the i7-8700K at stock speeds." They manually overclocked the chip and found the same 5.1GHz limit, as the processors are thermally identical regardless of the handpicked artisan silicon inside the i7-8086K. The 5GHz stock speed advertised does not seem to be available right out of the box but instead requires a bit of work.
On the other hand, if you like the idea of an Anniversary model CPU and would enjoy manually overclocking, the extra $75 might mean very little to you.
"Intel's Core i7-8086K is the company's first CPU with a 5-GHz Turbo speed out of the box. We dig deep to see whether this chip has the cachet to live up to its limited-edition billing."
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- A Look At How The AMD EPYC Linux Performance Has Evolved Over The Past Year @ Phoronix
- AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Overclocking @ [H]ard|OCP
- AMD's Ryzen Master Overclocking Software @ [H]ard|OCP
- Intel Core i3-8300 3.7 GHz @ TechPowerUp
- AMD Ryzen 5 2600 / Ryzen 7 2700 Benchmarks On Linux, 9-Way Ubuntu CPU Comparison @ Phoronix